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Cassiterite (twinned) on Albite (ex John Arnaud Collection) viewBack to THANKSGIVING WEEK FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 06:39:08 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:3.7 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm

Description:Cassiterite as a species is typically not what comes to mind when one thinks of pegmatites. The Linopolis area in Brazil has produced some wondrful pegmatite Cassiterites over the years, and this piece certainly falls into that category. It features a tightly intergrown - yet distinct - sharp, very lustrous, jet-black, interpenetrant cyclic twin measuring 1.7 cm on beautiful bladed white Albite. The piece is mostly damage free, but it's contacted on the back where it was removed from the pocket wall. A lovely display specimen of this well known material. From the collection of John Arnaud, formerly of Westcliffe, Colorado.

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